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How bad do we need oil ?

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posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 09:18 AM
Here is a link showing just what Washington will do for oil.
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apears that we need oil more than we need drinkinng water.

posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 09:33 AM
Don't know if this was meant to be country specific or anything, but here's a little info...

This is roughly what we have :

Country 2003 proved reserves
(billion barrels)

Saudi Arabia 261.7
Iraq 115.0
Iran 100.1
Kuwait 98.9
United Arab Emirates 63.0
Russia 58.8
Venezuela 53.1
Nigeria 32.0
Libya 30.0
China 23.7

Proven oil reserves of the top ten coutnries.
Source: Energy Information Administration
And this is what we used in 2003 :

Country 2003 consumption
(billion barrels)
United States 7.30
China 2.04
Japan 1.97
Germany 0.95
Russia 0.94
India 0.82
South Korea 0.81
Canada 0.80
Brazil 0.78
France 0.77
Mexico 0.77

Consumption during the year 2003.
Source: Energy Information Administration

and then some fun facts ! Woo!!

1. If no more oil were to be found and we carried on using oil at exisitng rates, then the reserves would last for another 40 years.

2. The UK uses a football stadium full of oil every day.

3. The oil the world uses in a year weighs the same as 3 billion cars.

4. The United States uses about 700 million gallons of oil every day

5. The largest spill in the United States so far was the Exxon Valdez spill into Prince William Sound, Alaska in March 1989. An oil tanker ran aground to cause this spill of almost 11 million gallons of crude oil. While this was a big spill, it was actually only a small fraction--less than 2 percent--of what the United States uses in 1 day!

You may not be aware of all the ways we use oil. We use it

to fuel our cars, trucks, and buses, and to heat our houses.
to lubricate machinery large and small, such as bicycles or printing presses.
to make the asphalt we use to pave our roads.
to make plastics, such as the toys we play with and the portable radios or CD players we listen to.
to make medicines, ink, fertilizers, pesticides, paints, varnishes, and electricity.

posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 03:25 PM
Quite an interesting set of figures. Thanks for shareing that info. has to make one think.


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